Oven Baked Leche Flan is a version of the popular Filipino leche flan dessert dish made by baking in the oven, instead of the traditional method of steaming. This creamy and delicious custard dish has a smooth texture and the right amount of sweetness. I like this method of cooking leche flan for many reasons. […]
Buko Salad or sweet young coconut salad is a dessert dish that makes use of shredded young coconut as the main ingredient.
This delicious dessert recipe is a mainstay in every special occassion in the Philippines; it is often served as dessert in town fiestas and birthday parties.
This recipe that we have here is very simple and quick to prepare. The combination of different ingredients make this dish more pleasurable.
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Here is a delightful cake recipe shared by our reader, Carina De Guzman.
According to Carina, she used mango candy for this recipe to balance the sweetness of this luscious crusty prune cake.
Don’t stare too long at the picture because it will make you drool. Seriously, I think that this is a nice recipe and I’m hoping to give it a try sometime this week.
Try Carina’s Fruity Prune Cake recipe and send-in your feedback.
I would describe this dessert as a big hit during fiesta celebration. I always make this on special occasion. It’s an easy recipe and most of all you don’t even need to bake. Although I love baking but it’s nice to have a quick and easy recipe. Most of all, this is a refreshing dessert for the whole family.
Brazo de Mercedes is a type of rolled cake (sometimes referred to as jelly roll) made from a sheet of soft meringue with custard filling. This heavenly cake can be considered as one of the all-time favorites in the Philippines.
What I like most about this cake is the sponge like texture of the meringue that literally melts in my mouth. The light flavor of the meringue is balanced by the flavor of the rich custard filling. This is truly amazing!
Most of you might be thinking that this rolled cake is hard to create; you might be surprised how easy it is to make your own Brazo de Mercedes after reading this post and watching the cooking video. I won’t extend the introduction because I know that most of you are eager to start working on this project (I am getting at least 17 requests per day for this recipe).
Try this Brazo de Mercedes recipe and let me know what you think.
Buko Pandan is a popular Filipino Dessert; this is made using young coconut and Screwpine leaves (locally known as “Pandan”). At first glance, this sumptuous dessert can be mistaken for Buko Salad because of the similarity in texture and dairy ingredients used. However, the green gelatin which contains the aroma and flavor of the Pandan gives the distinction.
This is traditionally prepared by boiling several Pandan leaves until all the juices are released. The leaves are then removed from the boiling pot and gelatin bars (locally referred to as “Gulaman”) are added to cook until diluted in liquid.
The variation that we have here uses buko Pandan flavoring instead of fresh Pandan leaves. Since Pandan leaves are not always available in our location, I tried looking for alternatives and the flavoring was the best that I can find. I think that the flavoring is even better because it tastes and smells exactly like the Pandan leaves with an additional hint of buko. This also saves you some time and effort by eliminating the boiling process.
I love having this dessert with tapioca pearls that is why I included it in the recipe; you may also add kaong and nata de coco if desired. I also topped each serving with vanilla ice cream to make it more rich and heavenly.
This recipe is good for 2 persons; feel free to double or triple the ingredients to serve more people. For those who want to use fresh pandan leaves, try boiling 3 leaves in 2 cups of water. The liquid derived from this should replace the water and buko pandan flavoring.
Try this recipe and let me know your thoughts.
Brownies or Chocolate Brownies refers to slices of flat baked dense chocolate cake. These are usually sliced in squares although some like it in bars.
Brownies come in several forms. What we have here are fudgy brownies with walnuts. Personally, I prefer fudgy or moist brownies over the dry ones because I can enjoy the taste right after the first bite. Also, I can eat this anywhere without having a dry feeling in my mouth.
The walnuts are added to provide extra flavor and texture. The taste of plain brownies tends to be ordinary after having it for a while; adding chopped walnuts makes the flavor rich and interesting. I understand that this ingredient is not readily available in some places. If in case you cannot grab some walnuts, try using pecans, peanuts, or cashews.
Try this Brownies with Walnuts recipe.
Food for the Gods or date bar is a very rich and tasty dessert fit for the holidays. I have no idea as to where the name was derived from until I tasted one. The flavor is really heavenly and you can feel a lot of love in it.
After reading lots of questions and concerns from our friends about the availability of ingredients and possible replacement or substitute for a not so common ingredients, here we have the recipe in its simplest form. Enjoy!
Try this Food for the Gods recipe
Chocolate Crinkles are soft and fudgy chocolate cookies enclosed in confectioners or powdered sugar. A perfect holiday treat : these delightful cookies (baked with lots of love) are good christmas presents for friends or even a luscious christmas dessert to share with the entire family.
It’s good to save some time and money this holiday season. Instead of buying desserts and pastries from the bakeshop, why not make your own? Have you finalized your Noche Buena dessert menu yet? Maybe you can include this in your list along with our Crema de Fruta, Leche Flan, and Maja Blanca.
Try this Chocolate Crinkles recipe
Yema is a type of custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk. This is a common Filipino dessert and one of the easiest to make. The ingredients needed are readily available and this does not require a lot of cooking and preparation time.
There are several ways to present this dessert – the most common is the use of colored cellophane. The mixture is scooped and placed inside individually cut cellophane then manually molded until the shape becomes pyramid-like. Others roll the mixture until the shape becomes spherical and place them in a small paper cup or use some frill picks to go with it. Majority just eat it as it cools 🙂
Try this Yema Ball recipe.